The theme for NWC 45 is “Between Two Worlds,” and what better theme for a portal fantasy author?

My schedule for Norwescon 45 is a beast, with panels and demos each day, and all day on Friday and Saturday. Subjects will run the gamut from Norse swordsmanship to tactical nuclear weapons.

I’m scheduled for autograph signing on Saturday morning at 10 AM. Copies of my books will be available through the University Bookstore kiosk.

There is still a masking requirement–and rightfully so, say I; COVID or no, con crud sucks–so look for the guy in a sport jacket with a two-handed sword across his back. I’m told I’m hard to miss.

Schedule follows. Hope to see you there!



Tactical Nuclear Weapons

5:00pm – 6:00pm @ Cascade 9



Navigating by the Stars

1:00pm – 2:00pm @ Evergreen 1 & 2

Disability Literacy

2:00pm – 3:00pm @ Cascade 11

Modern Artillery and Its Capabilities

4:00pm – 5:00pm @ Cascade 5 & 6

Language in Science Fiction

6:00pm – 7:00pm @ Cascade 12


Autograph Session 1

10:00am – 11:00am @ Grand 2

P. Djèlí Clark, Michael Damian Thomas, Lynne M. Thomas, Grace P. Fong, Nisi Shawl, Benjamin Gorman, Brenda Cooper, Brianna Tibbetts, Carol Berg, Caroline M. Yoachim, Casey Dunn, Curtis C. Chen, D.L. Solum, Daryl Gregory, David D. Levine, Ellis Bray, Eva L. Elasigue, Evan J. Peterson, Frank Morin, Gabe (G.S.) Denning, Gordon B. White, Heather S. Ransom, Jack Skillingstead, Jeff Sturgeon, Joseph Brassey, J.P. Barnett, Julie McGalliard, Kimberly Unger, Marie Bilodeau, Agathon McGeachy, Joseph Malik, Mikko Azul, Nancy Kress, Patrick Swenson, Remy Nakamura, Rhiannon/R.Z. Held, Scott James Magner, Tyrean Martinson, Greg Dubos, Steven Barnes


Resistance: Underground and The Guerrillas

12:00pm – 1:00pm @ Cascade 7 & 8


Norse Sword, Shield, & Spear Tactical Combat

2:00pm – 3:00pm @ Grand 2


The Practical Use of the Broadsword and Shield

4:00pm – 5:00pm @ Grand 2


The Hasty Treatment of Simple Injuries

6:00pm – 7:00pm @ Evergreen 1 & 2



Laugh It Up

2:00pm – 3:00pm @ Cascade 11